2017 SPONSORS

GOLD PARTNER:
TAPE London is an exclusive space offering an elegant party experience for an elite, global crowd. With the best sets from internationally renowned DJ’S attracting influential members of the music industry and music fans alike. TAPE has a unique concept, keeping up to date with what the nightlife industry has to offer while remaining accessible to the true enthusiast. TAPE London is a space that thrives on creativity and music. Bringing the industry influencers and creators plus like-minded individuals to W1’s first music oriented venue. TAPE focuses on four core offerings with a strong high-end & elite status, striving to be a leading global music venue. Whilst boasting two venues – TAPE night club and Little TAPE private member’s club, and a fully functioning recording studio, within one space.
CATEGORY PARTNER:
Vevo is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 23 billion monthly views globally. Vevo delivers a personalised and expertly curated experience for audiences to explore and discover music videos, exclusive original programming and live performances from the artists they love on mobile, web and connected TV.
EVENT PARTNER:
PRS pay royalties to their members when their work is performed, broadcast, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public or used in film and TV. They support them by influencing policy, supporting and hosting awards and events, and investing in new technology to ensure we’re fit for the digital music age.
EVENT PARTNER:
Brighter Sound is a creative music charity based in the North of England, working across the UK. Our activity supports people through music, promotes diverse talent and acts as a catalyst for change in the music industry.  We produce creative music projects, events, residencies and showcases engaging with the wider UK music industry and run a diverse range of programmes that connect people through music and creativity. Our latest major initiative, “Both Sides Now” is an ambitious three-year programme to support and sustain gender equality across the landscape of music, supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund.  
www.brightersound.com
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PARTNER:
Our mission is to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK and to ensure that this music is enjoyed by a wide audience. Over the past 15 years we have proved ourselves as a significant force in supporting pioneering musical activity. Since March 2000 we have supported over 5,300 new music initiatives to the tune of over £23.6 million. We do this through open grant schemes which are available to musicians and organisations four times per year and partnership programmes which we lead in response to specific needs and gaps in funding. Because of our specialist knowledge of the music sector, our support is seen as an indication of quality and innovation. We are also proud to be widely respected as an approachable, adventurous, and straightforward organisation and to have established a strong track record as funder of a broad range of activity – from unsigned band showcases and professional development programmes to music commissions and composer residencies.
CATEGORY PARTNER:
Established in 1998, Absolute Label Services is the label services business with a proven track record. We offer fully managed services from digital and physical sales/distribution, to cutting edge marketing, to direct-to-consumer campaigns, promotional planning and all your administration needs. Our in-house marketing team will work in tandem with you to create and implement a bespoke campaign for budgets and releases of all sizes and genres across all platforms globally.
MEDIA PARTNER:
shesaid.so is a curated network of women with active roles in the music industry. Our vision is to create an environment that supports collaboration, creativity and positive values. Established in September 2014, shesaid.so has been active in the female empowerment space ever since. Our international community is diverse, comprising of female business owners or women holding medium to senior roles across all sectors of the industry - from tech to record labels, PR to management, and more. With headquarters in London and LA, the shesaid.so community continues to grow worldwide and develop an active membership through events and other projects in the Bay Area, NYC, Paris, Ibiza, Berlin and other key music cities around the world. We curate and speak on panels aimed at promoting exceptional work by women in the music industry. We organize interactive events for our members and extended network, as well as showcases that shed a light on talented female artists and their representatives. Since its beginnings in London, shesaid.so has become a place where members can openly ask for advice, share jobs and events and announce new projects. There are currently over 1700 members worldwide.
PARTNER:
As a music development organisation, based in Kings Cross' Tileyard Studios, Urban Development plays an integral role in the growth of urban music in the UK. Combining business acumen with an understanding of youth culture, we stand at the crossroads where the creativity of underground new music meets the music industry. The Urban Development Music Foundation, our charity arm, focuses on educational work. We lead with a hands on approach to opportunities and nurture young artists, as well as emerging professionals, to prepare for sustainable careers; in an industry where audiences have the appetite, and critical faculty, to appreciate the best that urban culture has to offer.
CHARITY PARTNER:
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45. For ten years, The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has taken a two-fold approach to tackling the issue: we provide free and anonymous support for men who are down or in crisis 7 days a week with our helpline, and we campaign for cultural change to tackle out-dated stereotypes of masculinity that prevent men seeking help.
 
Many men feel forced to endure tough times without societal permission to open up or find support that works. CALM’s research shows that while 67% of females tell someone about going through depression, only 55% of males do the same. The result? 12 men on average take their own lives every day.
 
Since CALM was founded a decade ago, awareness of male suicide has quadrupled. CALM has prevented more than 1000 suicides and taken 200,000 helpline calls to date. This shows men can find the words, they do want help and inspiration to find a way through, even though the definition of their role in the world that remains inflexible. 
So we continue our work to change culture – together with brands, bands, individuals, families and workplaces. 
 
Now we’re moving beyond the rallying cry to open up. We’re empowering men to reject living miserably. We’re working to build a generation who believe that society’s idea of your gender should not limit what or who you can be in life. Through the worlds of art, sport, comedy, business and music we aim to give a platform for men to cut away the restrictions on self-expression, to celebrate living.
MEDIA PARTNER:

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